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A Flock of Seagulls

Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

  • Space
  • New Wave
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Electronic
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  • 1983
  • 1982
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“Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)“ is a 1982 New Wave song by A Flock of Seagulls, appearing as the opening performance on their second album Listen. Its wistful, bleak lyrics on separation are built on a driving rhythm backed by a heavy Wall of Sound-styled layer of synthesizer padding. In contrast to the band’s 1982 hit “I Ran (So Far Away)“, which was largely a United States and Australian hit, “Wishing” peaked strongly in Great Britain, Ireland and in Canada where it reached the Top 10, but only reached #26 on the U.S. Billboard charts in summer 1983. In a celebration of early electronic music, digital radio station BBC 6 Music compiled a chart of its listeners’ favourite synthesizer riffs in November 2006. “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)“ came... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I wouldn't spend my life just wishing ... It's something to remind me ... If I had a photograph of you

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